Gun Digest Concealed Carry 2020 SIP #1

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16 Números

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3 min.
ya just never know

Everything about carrying a concealed gun is a compromise. From a straight-up “protect my tail from any threat” perspective, I’d personally go with a slug gun every time … but comfortably concealing one of those thunder sticks at the beach would be nothing short of a nightmare. On the other hand, there’s not much that’s easier to conceal than a little micro poly .22 LR pistol. But the threat-stopping power of an itty-bitty .22 LR falls a good bit short of a 300-grain 12-gauge slug. So, we compromise, staking our preferred claim somewhere in the middle. In all honesty, you—and only you—get to decide exactly where those two lines intersect. Hell, my daily carry is a Ruger LCR in .327 Federal Mag. I have my reasons, but I also realize how very…

1 min.
the ‘other’ .357

HISTORICAL NOTES The .357 Sig cartridge is based on the .40 S&W case; it’s simply necked down, with a short neck and a sharp shoulder. The design’s purpose was to achieve .357 Magnum revolver ballistics from typical semi-automatic pistols. This cartridge design offers several advantages. First, its compact nature allows use of a smaller (shorter) grip frame in pistols so chambered. For shooters with smaller hands, this is significant: Many find guns chambered for the .45 Automatic and 10mm cartridges entirely too big for proper handling and accurate shooting. Second, compared to its parent cartridge, the .357 Sig can effectively launch lighter bullets at greater velocity to achieve similar muzzle energy with less recoil. All these considerations figured into the development of the cartridge. GENERAL COMMENTS The .357 Sig is loaded to a comparatively high…

5 min.
letters to the editor

CCI Shot Loads vs. Ported Barrels I was reading Frank Melloni’s article on the Taurus Raging Bull .44 Magnum. My question comes from the last segment of his article, “The Takeaway.” In it, Mr. Melloni mentions the two CCI Shot loads available in .44-caliber for pest/ small-game hunting. I have a Taurus M-445 Tracker chambered in .45 ACP that I bought for the express purpose of carrying while fishing and shooting snakes in Alabama. The 445 is ported like the Raging Bull. A CCI rep warned me about not shooting CCI shotshells in ported pistols. He explained there was a danger of pellets coming out of the ports. I’ve used the CCI shotshells in .22, .22 Mag and .38/357 and handloaded the Speer capsules with three #1 buckshot in the .38 capsules…

1 min.
concealed carry class : the abcs of self-defense tools & tactics

THE PERFECT BOOK FOR ANYONE NEW TO CONCEALED CARRY! Just got your CCW permit? Thinking about getting one? This is the book for you! Tom Givens ’ Concealed Carry Class: The ABCs of Self-Defense Tools & Tactics is a comprehensive guide that will help you recognize, avoid and survive violent confrontations. It’s ideal for beginners or anyone looking to freshen up their understanding of concealed carry. The book covers everything from situational awareness skills (these can be honed to help keep you and your loved ones out of potentially dangerous scenarios), the mental discipline it takes to carry a concealed weapon every day, how to evaluate and select concealed-carry hardware (including handguns and calibers, holsters and clothing) to training drills you can use to become proficient with a handgun—and remain proficient through regular…

6 min.
bad-ass and bone-crushing

My grandfather would’ve liked Tim Sundles, partly because of his strong back, but mostly because of his character. Tim is serious about his word: If he tells you there’s a dinosaur on Main Street, you’d best get your gun—your really big gun—and get ready for a gunfight. Tim is “politically incorrect” and a little rough around the edges. He’s also a gentleman who expects the same from those he meets. I’d advise against knocking off his hat, insulting his lady or spilling your martini on his fl annel shirt. Tim grew up on the wild side of Idaho and Oregon. His stepfather taught him to handload when he was only 12 years old. That same year, Tim shot his first deer and had a run-in with a game warden, who cited him…

8 min.
carry with confidence

01 Smith & Wesson M&P9 Shield EZ Smith & Wesson struck a nerve in its first go-around with the Shield EZ, given that the company recently followed up with a “big brother” version. The M&P9 Shield EZ has the same easy-to-manipulate features as the original .380 ACP, but it’s chambered for the more powerful 9mm cartridge. Much of the M&P9 Shield EZ’s magic is thanks to S&W breaking from market logic. Opting for an internal hammer, as opposed to the dominant striker-fired, the company was able to incorporate lighter springs into the gun. Additionally, the 3.675-inch-barreled pistol features aggressive fore and aft cocking serrations, a flared section of the slide at the very rear for a better grip and a magazine with slide-assist loading. MSRP: $479 02 Naroh Arms N1 Micro-Compact 9mm Pistol The…